Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel today inaugurated the country’s first and the world’s third fossil park, Dinosaur Museum Phase-2, at Rayoli village in Balasinor taluka of Mahisagar district. Constructed by Gujarat State Tourism Corporation, this museum was set up at a cost of Rs16.50 crores. CM Patel and other delegates visited the Dinosaur Museum, where they were impressed with high-tech viewing and knowledge lounges like the 3-D Theater, Digital Forest, 20 Degree Virtual Reality, Experiment Lab, Semi-Circular Projection, Mood Light, and 3-D Projection Mapping.
While addressing the event, CM Patel said that so far he had imagined dinosaurs and what their life on earth was like. He said he always wanted to know how giant dinosaurs were, what they ate, and everything else. Now, all these answers would be found at the museum here. The world’s third dinosaur museum will be a center of attraction for many tourists, archaeologists, and subject matter for experts from around the world, he said.
Furthermore, CM Patel congratulated all those involved in the operation of the museum and said that this dinosaur museum will put Rayoli and Balasinor talukas on the world tourism map, as a result of which Gujarat’s tourism sector will be stronger.
Talking about the tourism industry, CM Patel said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gujarat has been able to boost its tourism trade by leaps and bounds. The state has highlighted the tourist destinations and organized world-class themed fairs in the state.
CM Patel said that the development of the tourism sector in Gujarat has created employment opportunities and the state government is making continuous efforts to increase the scope of tourism in the state. As a result, the number of tourists visiting tourist destinations in the state has been steadily increasing. He added that various tourism sectors like religious tourism, adventure tourism, sports tourism, medical tourism, border tourism, wildlife tourism, and beach tourism have in the growth of the state.